Actress Prachi Desai who obviously has a passion for biopics says she likes to play astronaut Kalpana Chawla and Maharani Gayatri Devi if she gets an opportunity.
She has already acted in a biopic. She played the character of Naureen, the first wife of cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, in Azhar opposite Emraan Hashmi.
She said: “Actually there are two that I can name right now because they are drastically different. One would be Kalpana Chawla and the other would be Gayatri Devi.”
Kalpana Chawla was an Indo-American astronaut and the first woman of Indian origin in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Maharani Gayatri Devi (born as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar), was the third Maharani consort of Jaipur from 1940 to 1949 through her marriage to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. Following India’s independence and the subsequent abolition of the princely states, she became an extremely successful politician. Gayatri Devi was also celebrated for her classical beauty and became something of a fashion icon in her adulthood.
“One is royal and the other is going to be so scientific. I think it’s amazing if I can ever get to play (them),” Prachi said.
Prachi will be seen in the second part of the 2008 rock musical drama film Rock On!!, which also features Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli. – CINEWS